Secretary Clinton Sets Goals for ‘AIDS-Free Generation’
In a speech at NIH on Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined a new campaign to create an "AIDS-free generation" by taking advantage of the latest scientific knowledge on how to curb the spread of HIV. Clinton emphasized "three key interventions": preventing mother-to-child transmission, increasing voluntary male circumcision and treating people living with HIV/AIDS with antiretroviral drugs. Clinton pledged $60 million "to rapidly scale up combination prevention" and measure its effects in four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinton also announced the appointment of television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres as special envoy for global AIDS awareness.
- "Clinton Sets New U.S. Global AIDS Focus on Treatment" (Quinn, Reuters, 11/8)
- "Clinton Aims for 'AIDS-Free Generation'" (McNeil, New York Times, 11/8).
- "Hillary Clinton Calls for 'AIDS-Free Generation'" (Stein, Washington Post, 11/8).